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  • Cisco re-ARMs Catalyst 8500

    Cisco Systems Inc. this week unveiled a new ATM routing engine for its Catalyst 8500 switch.

  • PwC, VerticalNet form partnership

    PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and VerticalNet Inc. have joined forces in a partnership that will provide PwC's application integration services to VerticalNet customers using that company's direct procurement software solution suite.

  • Better backup

    Businesses built around Microsoft Corp. Exchange 2000 can take advantage of Computer Associates International Inc.'s latest release of its ArcServe 2000 Backup Agent for Microsoft Exchange.

  • Terminal management

    Tricerat Software Inc. has unveiled Desktop2001, a Windows thin-client server management product designed to work in Windows 2000 Terminal Services and Citrix MetaFrame 1.8 environments.

  • Digital evidence

    Companies doing business with China face a new worry: The Chinese legal system has yet to decide on the status of digital evidence.

  • Broadvision booming in Asia/Pac

    E-business application provider BroadVision said today its Asia-Pacific region and Japan operations grew by 485 per cent in the year 2000.

  • Safe and secure

    Network Flight Recorder Inc. has unveiled a new product designed to keep hackers from hiding their tracks after they infiltrate corporate networks.

  • Still growing strong

    The year 2000 was a banner time for IT spending and staff workloads, according to the "2001 Worldwide IT Benchmark and Trends Report" from Meta Group Inc. And even economic slowdowns and dotcom heart failures won't completely cap the trend in the coming months.

  • Telstra Parliament House upgrade win

    Telstra has won a multimillion dollar tender to upgrade telecommunications at Parliament House with a brief to make it one of the most technologically sophisticated communication structures in Australia.

  • Report: Industry downturn to extend deep into 2002

    The current slowdown in the telecom equipment industry is likely to last another year, according to a recent report by a Wall Street investment firm.

  • Vodafone ready for GPRS, still keen on 3G

    UK telecommunications company Vodafone Group PLC is giving assurance that it is still very enthusiastic about the prospect of new mobile telecommunications technologies, including 3G (third-generation) services, even though the building of the networks may take longer than originally planned.

  • New silicon LED could eliminate network bottleneck

    Scientists in the UK have developed a silicon-based light-emitting diode (LED) that could lead to a more seamless link between semiconductors and optical data networks.

  • Sell porkbellies, buy bandwidth

    Bandwidth has become a commodity as worth trading as pork bellies, gold or any natural resource.

  • Microsoft users watch networks, not courtroom

    As Microsoft Corp. was arguing for its life last week in a federal courtroom, the software giant's customers were going about business as usual.

  • E-mail continues explosive growth

    The number of electronic mailboxes in use globally has ballooned to more than 891 million, and for the first time in history more of them are outside the US than inside it, according to a recent study.

  • The Kraken wakes

    Knowledge management's dirty little secret: However much you invest in high-tech knowledge banks, employees in search of an answer tend to make their first port of call the folks they know from the water cooler.

  • IBM's DB2 7.0 for mainframes debuts

    IBM Corp. last week announced DB2 7.0 for OS/390. The 64-bit database, slated to be available March 30, will provide a better engine for e-business and more support for XML, including an XML extender and an XML-aware text extender, according to the announcement.

  • Memory and real estate defines Java midlets

    Storage, the user interface, and the tradeoff between portability and tight access to native device features -- these are some of the issues developers have to contend with when writing applications for mobile devices.

  • IBM to start biotech consulting group

    IBM Corp. this week announced that it will establish a life sciences consulting practice within its Global Services organization to help biotechnology and pharmaceutical organizations use IT in research and development.

  • IBM issues advisory on vulnerability in Websphere

    IBM Corp. has issued an advisory warning users of a new tool that lets malicious hackers exploit a previously known vulnerability in the company's WebSphere Commerce Suite software.

  • Economist survey foresees shift in IT service delivery

    63% of LOBs expected growth of third-party tech services, while increased spending on enterprise IT services is anticipated by 65% of CIOs


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